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By dennyhow
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2003 Honda Pilot EX 4WD 4dr SUV w/ Leather (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


Review

Great motor, good transmission, driving
enjoyment. Good handling, excellent
cargo space, seating capacity good, 4
wheel drive feature excellent for light
to moderate heaving going. Gas mileage
is good.


Best Features

Solid feel, responsive motor, smooth transmission, cargo capacity large, but with the option of seating capacity for larger groups


Worst Features

Captains chairs in second row. Sharpen exterior design in some manner. Rework tailgate ie power and window that lowers


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I love my Pilot
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By Su
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Vehicle

2003 Honda Pilot EX 4WD 4dr SUV w/ Leather (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


Review

Best ride for a full size SUV, great
gas mileage. Very comfortable all the
way around. After having owned a Ford
Explorer I feel like I moved into a
luxury vehicle.


Best Features

The smooth ride and total comfort of the seats.


Worst Features

None, they got it right the first time around.


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Good, but...
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By JLarry
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2003 Honda Pilot EX 4WD 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


Review

Owner’s man needs to correct grammar &
errors like use dishwash det to wash
car & failure to note only elec spray
to clean clear plastic. Manual should
say replace fuel vapor canister every
50K mi & gas tank not go below 1/4 so
no overheat.
Needs: timing chain rather than timing
belt, split tailgate design, tailgate
window to roll up/down, rear seats to
adjust & recline, telescoping steering
wheel, 42V elec sys, sun roof, compass
where outside temp is, 7 yr/100K war,
frt & rear side air curtains, color-
match metal door-edge guards & elec
tire pres monitor sys like Corvette has
& govt will mandate soon.


Best Features

I certainly am glad that the Pilots produced for the American market do not have daytime running lights, 66 inch track should give a good rollover potential rating when NHTSA does its dynamic rollover test, fit and finish are quite good, well thought out accoutrements and ergonomics.


Worst Features

Doors, parking brake arm have sharp places. Rt-hand seat belt buckle in 3rd row vibrates the plastic when audio is up. Noisy when rear windows down and front up. TSB Eng Cyl block oil leaks 9- 02 notes, “Cast alum eng block may be porous at front, middle or rear.” Honda fix: welding!


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Poor Mileage
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By gam14
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2003 Honda Pilot EX 4WD 4dr SUV w/ Leather (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


Review

The good: Handles well; Fun, smooth
drive; Good performance and seating
options.

The bad: Terrible mileage! My Pilot
averages 14 mpg city/17 mpg hwy.
Dealer explains my cruddy mileage as
being the result of "vehicle to vehicle
variance". Consumer beware!

Another problem is that the driver is
unable to control unwanted backseat
air conditioning.

Finally, leather used in seating
stretches and makes new seats look old
and worn.


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Versatile Family Mover
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By golfer1
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2003 Honda Pilot EX 4WD 4dr SUV w/ Leather and Entertainment System (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


Review

I own both 2003 Pilot and MDX. While
Pilot is bulkier in size and handling
it is also a softer ride and has
superior ergodynamics. MPG is a bit
disappointing especially when your
loaded up on those ski trips but it has
plenty of get up and go.
I've had tough time selling mine and
trade in is tough with dealers(I was
given MDX as part of new job).


Best Features

DVD Entertainment system and ample cup holders. Leather seating is high quality. Highway cruising is smooth.


Worst Features

Make middle seats adjustable to allow for more seating in rear. Heated seats and mirrors should be standard in US models too given winter conditions.


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